Our Democratic ‘liberal’ pols don’t seem to have caught on

Our Democratic ‘liberal’ pols don’t seem to have caught on the the fact that the election handed over control of our economy to the Republicans.

The one caution that smart Republicans face is that they are the party controlled by and favoring the ultra rich. They know that they will face this fact with the next election and whether they have obviously sold out the middle income as well as the poor — so they are willing to negotiate with Obama: favor not taxing of the ultras, but yielding some help to the unemployed, i.e. a 13 month extension of unemployment funds.

We shall presumably see the Obama/Republican dance continuing for the next two years. Assange has been arrested but his next wave of exposures — presumably of banks as well as pols — is soon to come. Check out Bank of America and Citgroup Among others:

http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/20/news/companies/bank_of_america/

The Republicans can once again be held responsible for unemployment — they will control the monies now. And Wikileaks has shown how easy it is to make such information generally available and presumably will do so and set an example for other whistle blowers. We live in a new era in which secrets can no longer be kept. Both governments and people with other powers are now under scrutiny. One of my classmates suggested that medical records are private and I asked him how he knew that?

“FBI retains access to medical records under the newly reauthorized Patriot Act— changes addresses of some patients for confidentiality concerns, but many doctors worry they don’t go far enough.” [Edited slightly. Ed]

By Amy Snow Landa, amednews correspondent. March 27, 2006.

http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2006/03/27/gvsb0327.htm

To cite an old Chinese proverb, we are living in interesting years.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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